A dispute over the terms of 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill-related settlements will be heard this week by a federal appeals court. The terms of the settlement were allegedly misinterpreted, BP maintains. "The result is that thousands of claimants that suffered no losses are coming forward in ever-increasing numbers, seeking and obtaining outrageous windfalls and making a mockery of what was intended to be a fair and honest court-supervised settlement process," lawyers representing the company said.

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